Letter to the Editor: Buy American: Help U.S. companies catch up

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Letter to the Editor: Buy American: Help U.S. companies catch up

The Plain Dealer – I support Sen. Sherrod Brown's demand that only American companies should get American taxpayer stimulus money for clean/green-energy projects.

The Plain Dealer's argument that foreign companies have a head start on U.S. firms is in itself an indicator that the United States has fallen behind in this field. Why would we fund the foreigners and subsidize them so they can pull even further ahead of us?

The U.S. economy is in dire straits. We need jobs — living-wage jobs — period. Our manufacturing sector is on life support, and The Plain Dealer wants to rush to give U.S. tax dollars to foreign companies. This is irresponsible and borders on traitorous. These stimulus dollars would be a shot in the arm for the U.S. economy — from the development and design of the technology, to the manufacture and installation of the hardware.

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